In Depth

ABC Special Follows Fox’s ‘Incurable Optimist’ Adventures

Michael J. Fox will return to ABC with a one-hour special airing May 7.

“Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist” follows Mr. Fox as he travels the globe to explore the enduring power of hope and optimism.

Mr. Fox journeys to the Himalayan nation of Bhutan and attends President Obama’s inauguration, in addition to meeting with doctors and scientists to better understand the nature of optimism.

The former “Family Ties” and “Spin City” actor has devoted himself to Parkinson’s disease research in the decade since he was diagnosed with the disease.